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conscription

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
conscriptioncon‧scrip‧tion /kənˈskrɪpʃən/ noun [uncountable]  PMwhen people are made to join the army, navy etc syn draft
Examples from the Corpus
conscriptionIn 1916 he cited conscription and the suspension of trades union restrictions as things that coalition had done for the nation.A continuation of wartime industrial conscription was a popular choice.He suffered discredit by opposing, and then capitulating to, the campaign for military conscription.There was no conscription, no feeling in my world, of necessity to volunteer.A quota of ten men a day, and if we accept extra men we can reduce our conscription period.They would have denied that the conscription law imposed a completely new duty.They had something to worry about then: conscription.Paradoxically he is the only free man in the community, as he pays no taxes and is not subject to conscription.When was conscription introduced in Britain?
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